Emergency calls

Capital City Fire/Rescue and the Juneau Police Department are investigating a vehicle fire that occurred early on Oct. 20, 2021 as an intentionally set fire, said CCFR in a social media post. (Courtesy photo / CCFR)

Car fire investigated as possible arson

The circumstances of the blaze make it unlikely to be an accident, said the fire marshal.

 

A body was found in the water near the Indian Cove dock on Sunday morning, Oct. 17, 2021 after a call to emergency services that she hadn’t returned from a walk. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Body found near Indian Cove dock early Sunday

Police are investigating, and the state medical examiner will perform an autopsy.

 

Police are working to identify a body found near the Auke Bay Ferry Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police working on identifying body found near ferry terminal

It appears to be male but it’s been outdoors for a significant period of time.

 

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Twin Lakes on Sunday evening. One firefighter sustained a minor injury as they extinguished the fire but didn’t require medical attention. (Courtesy photo/CCFR)

Firefighters extinguish Twin Lakes residence fire

The fire was an accident, the investigation determined.

Capital City Fire/Rescue responded to a fire near Twin Lakes on Sunday evening. One firefighter sustained a minor injury as they extinguished the fire but didn’t require medical attention. (Courtesy photo/CCFR)
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crew members, Petty Officer 3rd Class Corben Hill (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Hoskins work a tow line for a yacht near Ketchikan, after another Ketchikan crew medevaced the yacht’s captain June 9, 2021. The earlier boat crew worked with paramedics from South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department to transport the 86-year-old yacht captain to EMS on shore, after he experienced stroke symptoms. (Fireman George Haver / USCG)
Coast Guard Station Ketchikan crew members, Petty Officer 3rd Class Corben Hill (left) and Petty Officer 3rd Class Caleb Hoskins work a tow line for a yacht near Ketchikan, after another Ketchikan crew medevaced the yacht’s captain June 9, 2021. The earlier boat crew worked with paramedics from South Tongass Volunteer Fire Department to transport the 86-year-old yacht captain to EMS on shore, after he experienced stroke symptoms. (Fireman George Haver / USCG)
Residents of Mendenhall Towers were briefly evacuated Monday, May 17, while Capital City Fire/Rescue investigated smoke that had appeared, possibly from an electrical fire. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Residents of Mendenhall Towers were briefly evacuated Monday, May 17, while Capital City Fire/Rescue investigated smoke that had appeared, possibly from an electrical fire. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel rescued an injured person on a trail near Thunder Mountain High School on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue personnel rescued an injured person on a trail near Thunder Mountain High School on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A Juneau School District plow truck caught fire Monday morning in the parking lot of Juneau-Douglas High School Yadaa.at Kalé, Feb. 1, 2021. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown, said Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshal Dan Jager. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

School district vehicle catches fire in JDHS parking lot

Bystanders attempted to extinguish the fire, but the vehicle is likely a total loss.

A Juneau School District plow truck caught fire Monday morning in the parking lot of Juneau-Douglas High School Yadaa.at Kalé, Feb. 1, 2021. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is unknown, said Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshal Dan Jager. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Attempts to walk on lake ice in Juneau, such as the Mendenhall Lake, shown here on Jan. 27, 2021, is currently discouraged by Capital City Fire/Rescue in the strongest possible terms, said a CCFR officer in an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Assistant fire chief : Stay off the ice

Despite recent cold spell, local lakes still unsafe.

Attempts to walk on lake ice in Juneau, such as the Mendenhall Lake, shown here on Jan. 27, 2021, is currently discouraged by Capital City Fire/Rescue in the strongest possible terms, said a CCFR officer in an interview. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Bartlett Regional Hospital, shown here on Nov. 30, 2020 was on lockdown Thursday, Dec. 3, after staff received a shooting threat, said a BRH spokesperson in a news release. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

BRH: hospital lockdown ended

There were no arrests made in the incident.

Bartlett Regional Hospital, shown here on Nov. 30, 2020 was on lockdown Thursday, Dec. 3, after staff received a shooting threat, said a BRH spokesperson in a news release. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
Charring and other damage is visible on a downtown residence burned in a fire early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. No one was injured, but Capital City Fire/Rescue assessed the damage at roughly $100,000. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Charring and other damage is visible on a downtown residence burned in a fire early Sunday morning, Nov. 15, 2020. No one was injured, but Capital City Fire/Rescue assessed the damage at roughly $100,000. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
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Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshal Dan Jager demonstrates the proper stance for use of a fire extinguisher. CCFR recommends that all Juneau residents replace the batteries for their smoke alarms this weekend, and also have a fire extinguisher.

Day life saving time: Make sure batteries work while turning back clocks

Many organizations recommend checking smoke alarm batteries when clocks change.

Michael S. Lockett / Junerau Empire
Capital City Fire/Rescue fire marshal Dan Jager demonstrates the proper stance for use of a fire extinguisher. CCFR recommends that all Juneau residents replace the batteries for their smoke alarms this weekend, and also have a fire extinguisher.
The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Police investigate body found washed up in Douglas

The 60-year-old man has not yet been publicly identified.

The Juneau Police Department are investigating a 60-year-old man whose body washed up in Douglas Thursday evening, Sept. 3, 2020. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)

Man found dead at construction site, JPD investigating

The death isn’t considered suspicious at this time, said a JPD spokesperson.

A Juneau man was found dead at a construction site where he worked on Wednesday afternoon, said a JPD spokesperson. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire)
One distress call was from the Mendenhall River, where a kayaker had capsized before self-recovering. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)

CCFR gets feet wet with pair of watery call-outs

Those in trouble helped themselves in both cases.

One distress call was from the Mendenhall River, where a kayaker had capsized before self-recovering. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire)
A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Without a million tourists, emergency services still staying busy

The need for medical services has shifted, but it’s still there

A Capital City Fire/Rescue ambulance splashes through a flooding area of Riverside Drive on their way to a call in this January 2015 photo. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
Capital City Fire/Rescue Chief Rich Etheridge talks about the appointment-based drive-thru testing site located at the Hagevig Regional Fire Training Center for people who may have COVID-19, March 24, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer

The cars were totalled but the injuries weren’t considered serious.

4 injured in car crash Sunday near Fred Meyer
A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Emergency beacon triggers Coast Guard search downtown

The Coast Guard traced the signal to a partially submerged boat downtown.

A submerged boat at Harris Harbor activated an automatic emergency beacon, triggering a search and rescue deployment from local Coast Guard units on Jan. 23, 2020. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)
File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State pursues plan to modernize rural 911 system

Alaska lags behind the Lower 48, but is striving to catch up.

File photo of Juneau Capital City Fire/Rescue firefighters at work. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)